When it comes to vision correction, contact lenses have become increasingly popular over the years. They provide an alternative to glasses, allowing people to engage in various activities without the hindrance of spectacles. However, just like glasses, contact lenses require a proper prescription to ensure that they are suitable for an individual’s eyes.
A contact lens prescription is not the same as a glasses prescription. It is a specific measurement taken by an optometrist or ophthalmologist that determines the lens power, size, curvature, and other parameters required to correct a person’s vision. Without a proper prescription, one can end up with ill-fitting or incorrect lenses that can cause irritation, discomfort, and even infection.
A proper contact lens prescription is crucial for visual health. Wearing the wrong lens prescription or lenses that are not suited to one’s eyes can cause discomfort, headaches, and eye strain. These uncomfortable symptoms can discourage an individual from wearing their contact lenses, which can lead to vision regression. As a result, failure to correct vision as needed can lead to progressive vision loss that can only be restored to a limited extent.
The improper use of contact lenses can also cause vision-threatening conditions like corneal ulcers and eye infections such as conjunctivitis. If contact lenses overlap the cornea, inadequate oxygen can cause corneal ulcers. On the other hand, lack of proper cleaning solutions and poor hygiene habits can lead to eye infections.
Hygiene is specifically important for those wearing contact lenses. Hands should be washed before inserting and removing lenses, and the proper contact lens solution should be used to remove and clean the lenses. Regular eye exams to monitor eye health are also a crucial part of maintaining the health of the eye while wearing contact lenses.
Getting a Proper Contact Lens Prescription with Dr. Dolan
If you’re looking for a contact lens prescription or would like an eye exam to ensure your eye health is in order, 2020 Vision in Rochester Hills MI is the perfect destination. Dr. Dolan at 2020 Vision provides a comprehensive eye exam that includes thorough testing for visual acuity, eye pressure, and eye alignment. He uses state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate eye health and provide an individualized contact lens prescription fit for your eyes. Contact 2020 Vision today by calling 248 375 0040 to book an appointment with Dr. Dolan and ensure that the health of your eyes is in good hands.